Secretary of State for Northern Ireland


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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The head of the Northern Ireland Office, which is the department of the British government responsible for the administration of devolution of power from the central government to the Northern Irish regional government. He/she oversees national security, elections, and similar matters in Northern Ireland. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Julian Smith, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, said:
| Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and (clockwise from left), Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Attorney General Jeremy Wright, education minister Nadhim Zahawi, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Christopher Pincher, who returns to the whips office
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland had thus acted lawfully in refusing to recommend exercising the Royal Prerogative of Mercy in relation to M.
Christopher Eccleston in Accused Julie Walters, as Mo Mowlan, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, during filming at Stormont
Shaun Woodward, MP for St Helens South and Whiston, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, made his demand after meeting the owner of the animal.
Later in the day, Clinton held a bilateral meeting with British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson.
It will then go to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Shaun Woodward, who will decide when it will be made public.
The 59-year-old Mamma Mia star stars in new Channel 4 drama Mo, based on the former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland's battle with cancer as she fought for peace in the troubled country.
"Peter Hain was the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, he was in the middle of the Stormont handover.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport James Purnell, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip Geoff Hoon, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Shaun Woodward, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andy Burnham.
'UNRULY': Mo as a schoolgirl WOMAN OF MANY PARTS: Mo Mowlam (above) during a book signing at the Council House, Coventry, in 2002; (top left) meeting old friends during a Coundon Court School reunion two years ago; (left) receiving an award from Hillary Clinton in 2000 for helping to broker the Good Friday peace agreement during her time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; and (below) with Lord Mayor Joan Wright in 1999 after being made an honorary freeman of the city
Elected in 1974, for a relatively safe seat in Oxfordshire, he eventually became Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, then Home Secretary and finally Foreign Secretary.
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